Got a chance to catch-up with my friend, Debi. She works full-time, so to meet up with her, we had to schedule and re-schedule.
Lunch was at Kua A'ina at Ward. I tried their Grilled eggplant & pepper sandwich. It was huge!
My only peeve with the sandwich is that they should peel the skins off the peppers and eggplants (too tough to eat!)
It had been 2 years since we had seen each other and it was a nice catch-up with Debi! (Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule!)
For dinner, Wen and I went to try out the newly opened Ramen-Ya.
(Previously, we had tried to check them out, but gave up because it was REALLY busy.)
I tried the chicken katsu ramen...nice tender chicken katsu. I thought the broth was a little too rich, probably because of the katsu in there...$7.50
The portions are kind of on the larger size too.
Wen liked her gyoza ramen. It looked like the same tonkotsu broth. She gave me a gyoza to try and there was lots of garlic in there....$6.50
I'm not a ramen connoisseur, but I think their broth was tonkotsu, which is made from the pork and pork fat, which overall seemed a bit rich to me, as I normally would order shoyu based ramen. Also, eating ramen in 80-something degree weather is not really something I would normally do, but the cool tradewinds as we stepped out of the restaurant made it all good.
For me, their ramen was good, but I would go back to try other things like their fried rice or curry.
1170 Kuala Street
Pearl City, Hawaii